March in DC Today @ 5PM Against Israeli Aggression
March on the Israeli Embassy to Demand an End to the Killing!
Tuesday, July 25th
Meet at corner of Van Ness & Connecticut Avenue (UDC Metro Station)
Wear black for a funeral procession. We will carry 50 coffins to the Israeli Embassy. Bring your Lebanese and Palestinian flags.
March will begin at 5:30 and proceed north on Connecticut, west on Brandywine, south on 36th, ending at the Israeli Embassy (514 International Dr. NW)
Endorsed by: The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (DC Chapter), Codepink, The Council for the National Interest, Pax Christi USA, Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, and more. To add your organization's endorsement, call Jeff at 202-390-6434.
Since July 13, Israeli forces have killed close to 400 Lebanese civilians in a massive bombing campaign targeting civilian infrastructure and homes. During the same time, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli incursions into the occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Israels assault on Lebanon has injured thousands of civilians and made more than 500,000 homeless, half of whom are children. Israel has directly targeted civilians, flattening them in their homes and apartment buildings or cutting them down in their cars as they try to flee the fighting. Most of the key roads and bridges have been bombed along with a milk factory, convoys bringing food and medicine, gas stations and power plants, creating a humanitarian crisis of major proportions.
In other news, this is from ADC as well:
Washington, DC | July 24, 2006 | Today, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld failed to fulfill their constitutional and professional obligations and protect US citizens in a crisis or time of war.
In the lawsuit, ADC alleges that the defendants placed US citizens in peril by not taking all possible steps to secure the safety and well being of US citizens in Lebanon. Further, the lawsuit asks the Federal Court to issue an order compelling the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to request a ceasefire and to stop any shipments of weapons or any other military support to Israel during the evacuation of all US citizens out of Lebanon.
ADC President Hon. Mary Rose Oakar said, "At no time has President Bush, Secretary of State Rice, or Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld called for a ceasefire in Lebanon. To the contrary, the Bush Administration has encouraged the violence by sending an urgent shipment of bombs to Israel giving that country the green light to continue in its indiscriminant bombing of Lebanon." Oakar continued, "This has placed innocent civilians, including thousands of US citizens, in harms way and has resulted in injuring several US citizens in Lebanon."
ADC is joined in today's lawsuit by several American citizens who have returned from Lebanon after escaping the violence and others who remain in Lebanon. The lawsuit was filed in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. ADC and its co-plaintiffs are represented by the law firm of Nabih H. Ayad & Associates.